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The philosophical breakfast club : four remarkable friends who transformed science and changed the world / Laura J. Snyder.

By: Snyder, Laura J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: 439 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780767930482; 0767930487.Subject(s): Scientists -- Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century | Science -- Philosophy | Scientists -- Great Britain -- BiographyDDC classification: Other classification: 02.01
Contents:
Inventing the scientist -- Waterworks -- Philosophical breakfasts -- Experimental lives -- Mechanical toys -- Dismal science -- The great battle -- Mapping the world -- A divine programmer -- Sciences of shadow and light -- Angels and fairies -- New worlds -- Nature decoded -- Endings -- A new horizon.
Summary: Traces the influential friendship of William Whewell, Charles Babbage, John Herschel, and Richard Jones, citing their pivotal contributions to a significant array of scientific achievements throughout the mid-nineteenth century.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [412]-428) and index.

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